SF State Opened Poet Nellie Wong's World

Friday, February 07, 2020
KQED-FM, FORUM -- A self-described “Chinese American revolutionary feminist,” poet Nellie Wong did not always envision herself as a writer or an activist. It was during her 30s, when Wong enrolled in San Francisco State University, that she says her “world opened” to Creative Writing, Ethnic Studies classes and the Freedom Socialist Party. Those experiences sparked a new sense of purpose in her life that she actively carries on today at age 85.